The Meddler

The Meddler

Lorene Scafaria (2015)

12A Certificate
Monday 10:05pm - 12am Sky Cinema Drama


Our Score
Is your mother guilty of coddling you? If you're a mother yourself, do you fuss over your children? If you answered "yes" to either question, then you'll relate to the central characters in this likeable comedy drama. The title refers to an upbeat widow (Susan Sarandon), who has moved to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne). Sarandon is kind and well-meaning, but she's also intrusive and overbearing. And when Byrne leaves for New York, she channels her energy into helping people she barely knows, her way of coping with the death of her husband. This is beautifully conveyed by Sarandon, who oozes likeability while allowing us to see glimpses of her character's grief. The Meddler isn't especially funny, but it is charming and quietly moving, and it's the sort of film that will make you want to call your mum.


A widowed mother moves from New York City to Los Angeles to be with her daughter, but her well-meaning, meddlesome ways drive her offspring up the wall. Comedy-drama, starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and JK Simmons.

Cast & Crew

Marnie Minervini Susan Sarandon
Lori Minervini Rose Byrne
Zipper J K Simmons
Freddy / Fredo Jerrod Carmichael
Jillian Cecily Strong
Emily Lucy Punch
Jacob Jason Ritter
Elaine Sarah Baker
Mark Michael McKean
TV mom Laura San Giacomo
TV dad Harry Hamlin
Director Lorene Scafaria
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVDReleased on: 24 Jun 2016
Comedy Arts